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WHAT'S NEW . . . . .  KIDS WEEK, actually all of August, offers free tickets, discounts, family packs and more to London theatres from West End to Fringe. CLICK HERE for details. . . . Also for kids, several West End theatres with regular shows in the evenings have other kid-friendly shows in the afternoon or even morning - CLICK HERE for a list . . . . .August also brings the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe - CLICK HERE for our preview . . . . And for those not heading north, August also brings the Camden Fringe, lots of short-run shows all around London. CLICK HERE for the programme. . . . The King's Head, London's oldest pub theatre, to move to new purpose-built space . . . . Almeida's INK and Finborough's LATE COMPANY both moving to the West End . . . . RSC's Roman plays season coming to London in November . . . . We are at last on Twitter. Follow us @theatreguidelon to be alerted to each new review . . . .  

. Closing dates announced for  BAT OUT OF HELL August 22, THE KITE RUNNER August 26, HAMLET September 2,THE MENTOR September 2,  HALF A SIXPENCE September 2, LADY DAY September 9, WIND IN THE WILLOWS September 9, ROAD September 9, MOSQUITOS September 28, QUEEN ANNE September 30, AGAINST September 30, THE FERRYMAN October 7, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF October 7, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY October 7, EVITA October 14, APOLOGIA November 18

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Top Five - Classic

If you haven't seen them yet, we suggest you begin your London theatre experience with these classics

Phantom of the Opera

Les Miserables


Mamma Mia


 Top Five - Current

Here are the more-recently opened shows we've liked the most.


42nd Street

The Ferryman

Girl From The North Country

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